Woodlawn High School Team 768, the TechnoWarriors, is one of six teams to qualify for national robotics competition.
The team earned the berth for its performance during the regional competition "for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Robotics Competition Chesapeake Regional," according to a news release from Baltimore County Public Schools.
The competition, held March 17-19 at the Baltimore Convention Center, featured 60 teams of students and technical mentors from Maryland, 10 other states, and Washington D.C.
Students had six weeks to design, build and program robots to play "LOGO MOTION," which involves placing inflated tubes on racks in the form of FIRST's logo, the release states.
"Working with teams from Philadelphia and Colchester, CT, the Woodlawn team was named a regional winner, and qualified for an invitation to the national championships to be held in St. Louis, April 28-30," the release states.
Fred Needel, team mentor, received the Woodie Flowers Award for his contributions to the team, the release states.
Additionally, Dulaney High School’s Team 1727 earned the Team Spirit Award, sponsored by Chrysler. This award “celebrates extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit through exceptional partnership and teamwork," according to the release.